Modern Crop Protection Compounds, Volume 1

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Wiley, Apr 20, 2007 - Science - 1302 pages
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This one-stop reference for everyone working in the agrochemical business is written from a truly international industrial perspective, with first-class authors from leading companies, including Bayer, Dow, Syngenta and BASF. In three volumes it addresses all important aspects, from the history to the mode of action, from the effects on the organism to major commercial products and industrial synthesis. A series of special chapters cover such hot topics as high throughput screening in modern agrochemical research, the role of fluorine, and consequences for modern drug design.
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Wolfgang Krämer gained his PhD in organic chemistry from the TU Stuttgart in 1968, after which he joined the Institute of Textile Chemistry at Stuttgart University, before moving to Bayer Plant Protection as lab leader in plant protection research in 1970. Between 1984 and 1990 he was Head of Global Chemistry Fungicides, and that of Insecticides until 2002. Retired since January 2005, Dr. Kramer has over 250 patent applications and publications to his name.

Ulrich Schirmer gained his PhD in organic chemistry from Stuttgart University in 1973, and subsequently carried out his postdoc at Paris-Orsay. He joined BASF in 1974, eventually becoming Senior Vice President responsible for plant protection research for chemical synthesis, process development and biological R&D. Dr. Schirmer has over 100 patent applications and publications to his name. Since 2003, he has been working as a freelance consultant to start-ups in the fields of biotechnology, chemistry and agriculture.

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